Buffalo Ranch Chicken Bites
I have a total treat for you today! These buffalo ranch chicken bites are absolutely amazing! I made these back before Christmas and I can’t believe it took me this long to share them with you. They make a great appetizer or snack food and we actually ate them for dinner with a salad on the side. And then we reheated the leftovers in the oven for dinner the following night – that’s how good these are!
The filling is a creamy mixture of chicken, hot sauce, ranch dressing and cheese. All you do is wrap the chicken mixture in bread dough, cut into bite size pieces, and bake! The flavor is perfect, and they are so creamy and cheesy that you won’t be able to stop eating them! You can use frozen bread dough from the store to keep things easy, or make your own if you’re feeling ambitious. Either way, these buffalo ranch chicken bites are sure to be a hit!
P.S. If you’re looking for other bite-sized appetizers, you might want to check out these delicious Kielbasa Balls and Soft Pretzel Bites!
Buffalo Ranch Chicken Bites
Yield: Makes about 3 dozen bites
- 1 cup finely diced cooked chicken breast
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 Tbsp hot sauce (I used Frank's brand)
- 2 Tbsp ranch dressing
- 1 lb frozen bread dough, thawed
- In a small bowl, combine the chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, and hot sauce; set aside.
- Divide the bread dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll the first piece into a 10x4 inch rectangle. Spread 1/4 of the chicken mixture onto the lower third of the rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch border along bottom edge. Stretch bottom edge of dough up over filling and press tightly to seal, then roll up as tightly as possible into a log. Cut the log into 1-inch pieces and place on a lined baking pan. Repeat with the remaining dough and chicken mixture. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake 7-10 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned and filling is heated through. Serve immediately.
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Cute, cute, cute! These would be great at a football party, with a side of beer.
Megan, I can see it now. These are going to be SO popular! For very good reasons – I want a plate of them right now for breakfast!!!
I want a whole plate… and lets skip the game and just eat.
Pinning these immediately!! They look amazing!
These look amazing! So easy, and so good. Great for a party!
Wow! These are so perfect for Super Bowl Sunday! I must include them on my pinterest board for game days! Super cool recipe.
These look amazing! One of my kids is not a fan of ranch-hard to believe I know-but loves buffalo. Any suggestions for substitue? Maybe cream cheese?
You could actually just leave the ranch out and up the buffalo sauce. It will make it a little spicier, so I’d be careful, but this is an easy recipe to play around with to suit your tastes.
I’m afraid I would have no self-control over these. We are huge buffalo fans!
I am a huge lover of anything buffalo flavored and I KNOW I will LOVE these!!
No joke, I would eat that entire platter of chicken bites. In about 5 minutes.
What a great party snack!
These look so tasty!
i am totally going to be making these asap! yum!
These would be devoured in no time at my house!
Any chance you could use the crescent rolls with these?!
Yes, definitely! The bake time might change slightly, so I’d watch them closely, but I think they’d be really good.
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About how many do you get out of one roll of bread dough. I am trying to make them for a party and I think I might need to double it, but not sure?! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated 🙂
I am going to make this tonight but with biscuits instead of bread dough, I hope they will still taste just as good…
Do you think these can be made and rolled ahead of time and then baked a day later?
Great idea! What do you think of using frozen rolls? Defrost and roll into flat circle, add filling, pull edges together and twist. Place on pan with twisted side down. Brush with melted butter and bake.
Well, don’t these look just yummy…perfect for an appetizer, tailgating or tablegating. NomNomNom!
Is the Ranch dressing the powder ranch dressing or the creamy dressing in the bottle. Also was wondering if it is the creamy ranch in the bottle, could you substitute 1 TBSP. of the hot sauce for the creamy ranch and use 3 TBSP. creamy ranch…love hot sauce…but not my stomach 🙁
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I’ve made these twice in 3 weeks. My husband and I LOVE them!! Seriously these were obnoxiously delicious!
Going to make these right now. Adding crumbled bleu cheese to the chicken mixture. The heck with what I was planning for dinner… these are dinner!
Found this recipe today and made it for an after school snack. It was delicious. My boys loved it!
I made these today. They are AMAZING!! They look fantastic in the picture and tasted even better than they looked. The bread dough is soft and pillowy! Everyone loved them. I made a double batch and they disappeared immediately. I will make these again……over and over and over…..
How would this turn out ad a wrap with flour tortillas